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Honors and Awards
Jiles named Jefferson Fellow

David Jiles, Palmer Endowed Chair of the electrical and computer engineering department, and Ames Laboratory associate has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. State Department, effective in August for one year. Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues.


Thiel featured on Women Impacting ISU Calendar
Ames Laboratory chemist Pat Thiel was honored on Jan. 13 at a reception for the unveiling of the 10th anniversary Women Impacting ISU Calendar. Thiel was one of 12 faculty, staff and students from across campus to be selected to appear on the calendar.


Canfield elected to head APS CMP Division
Ames Laboratory physicist Paul Canfield has always been a vocal proponent of his field, condensed matter physics, but he’s about to take it up a notch. In March, Canfield will begin a four-year leadership stint heading up the Condensed Matter Physics Division of the American Physical Society. APS recently announced that Canfield had been elected vice-chair of the CMP division.


Check out latest Information Systems updates
If you haven't checked it out, the Information Systems web page has lots of information about what's going on with cyber security, networks, and software upgrades. Take a look inside to find out more.


Performance Appraisal Process to begin
The Ames Laboratory 2016 Performance Appraisal Process will begin Monday, February 1st and end Friday, March 11th. All tasks in the process will be completed within Halogen eAppraisal, Ames Laboratory's electronic performance appraisal system


Conflict Management Workshop Feb. 4
University Human Resources will be offering a free workshop on Managing Conflict on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Gold Room of the Memorial Union.


Three things are the secret to real happiness
I know this is where you would expect to find an article about finance and retirement but there is more to retirement than money.  So, to start your new year, I encourage you to write down and then follow through on some new year’s resolutions that will help you to increase your lifelong happiness.


Power to Lab rerouted to avoid outages

When Ames Laboratory was experiencing a seemingly elevated number of power outages, Lab staff met with the City of Ames to address the problem. This resulted in power to the Lab being rerouted to avoid issues with trees that were impacting the electrical service.


High School Science Bowl Turns 25
Ames Laboratory's Regional High School Science Bowl, held this past weekend, celebrated it's 25th anniversary this year. Look back on that history and see some of the people who got it started and some of the teams and volunteers who've made it memorable over the years.


Valley wins High School Science Bowl
Valley High School of West Des Moines never lost a match all day in winning the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl here on January 23. Valley edged Dubuque’s Wahlert High School 48-42 in the championship match and will represent the Iowa Regional at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®, April 28-May 2 in Washington, DC.


Liquid nitrogen tank replaced
On January 5, contractors removed the existing liquid nitrogen tank and replaced it with a new, higher capacity and better insulated tank. See the tank swap in photos.


Cy-Tag tours Ames Lab
In January 1991, the Insider cover story was on a tour of Ames Laboratory by the CY-Tag program. The issue also had stories on materials science awards for Robert McCarley and Clifford Olsen and a story on Jack Powell's work on a neodymium isotope. The issue also had an article on the reorganization of the Office of Information.


January 2016